Who are we?
CAWS is a no-kill, volunteer and foster-based 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization whose mission is working with the community to help animals. As Utah’s oldest animal rescue group, our ongoing rescue, foster, education and adoption programs help animals whose time is up at shelters, those who are abandoned, and as our resources allow, those whom their owners can no longer keep.
We are committed to saving the animals that are often overlooked and under-appreciated at local shelters; this includes, the sick, injured, senior and neonatal kittens and their mothers. We are dedicated to helping those special needs animals find their forever homes.
Our rescue and adoption process is sustainable, innovative and effective. In 2015, we rescued and adopted out over one thousand dogs and cats from shelters throughout the state of Utah.
CAWS Board Members:
Matt McGurn – President
Katy Shoemaker – Vice President
Karen Summerhays – Treasurer
Aubrey Dunn – Secretary
Jen Colby – Board Member
Neila Jordan – Board Member
Geana Randall – Board Member
Lisa Volungis – Board Member
The board of directors is the legal entity responsible with the governing of the CAWS, focused upon mission, strategy, and goals of the organization. The CAWS Board of Directors continuously accepts applications to bring individuals with unique perspectives and abilities onto the board. If you at interested in becoming a member of the board of directors please complete an application or contact firstname.lastname@example.org with any questions or concerns.
CAWS Rescue Progress